Karpowership Ghana Company Limited, an independent power producer in the Republic of Ghana, West Africa, has announced that its 470MW Karadeniz Powership Osman Khan currently located in Sekondi has commenced power production utilizing Ghana’s indigenous Natural Gas.
“Karpowership would like to thank all stakeholders who have been involved in the success of the Relocation project,” a statement from the company said.
In August this year, the Powership departed from the Tema Fishing Harbor to berth at its new location within the Sekondi Naval Base.
The 470-megawatt capacity Karpowership, which was berthed and operating from Tema at 450 megawatts, was to augment the country’s energy supply.
The new vessel replaced a 225 megawatts barge which was delivered in November 2015.
The arrival of the vessel was part of the Power Purchase Agreement signed with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), requiring Karpowership Ghana Company Limited to provide a total of 450MW capacity, and directly feed it into the national grid for 10 years.
To ensure Karpowership reaches its maximum capacity, government relocated the plant to Aboadze, near Takoradi.
Karpowership is the owner, operator and builder of the only Powership (floating power plant) fleet in the world and plays an active role in medium to long-term investments; providing access to fast-track, affordable and reliable electricity.